Cosmic Friday: Free Mug Giveaway, Studio Shot and One Cool Quote

As a thanks for subscribing to my email list, one of you gets a cosmic mug every week, chosen randomly, totally free! I hope to give more people the experience of using this new, valuable type of art. This week’s winner has an email waiting in your inbox, ready to receive this free mug anywhere in the US or Canada!

9.18.15 Cosmic Mug, Cherrico Pottery

Stay tuned for a huge selection of cosmic mugs available soon at discounted prices, ready for Christmas delivery. Also be sure to check out the Cherrico Pottery Facebook page every so often for cosmic mug giveaways! You have just one more day to enter into this “Triple Cosmic Mug Giveaway” sponsored by Subject To Fire.

Studio Shot

Once each year, I set up an outdoor studio at "Art in Bayfront Park" in Duluth, MN for a weekend of pottery making.
Once each year, I set up an outdoor studio at “Art in Bayfront Park” in Duluth, Minnesota for a weekend of pottery making in front of Lake Superior.

“I’m eager to try to put myself in a position where I can be brave.”

Dessa, qtd. in “Dessa the CEO”


Cosmic Mugs: Art in Bayfront Park and Spiral Mug Throwing

Hope everyone is having a great summer! This weekend I’m showing pots in Duluth, MN for Art in Bayfront Park. If you’re in the area, come see my newest Cosmic Mugs! Can’t make it? Be sure to check out Facebook or Instagram as I’ll be posting gorgeous photos of the mugs outdoors all weekend- these mugs actually change color in the sun!

Cosmic Mug Outdoors in front of Galaxy Collision

In the coming months, I will have a HUGE selection of Cosmic Mugs available at discounted prices. I also plan to run a few free giveaways…so be sure to stay tuned to your email for updates! Part of this upcoming project involves this new video, which shows the process of how the mugs are made on the pottery wheel. Enjoy!

1, Spiral Mug Gif


Apollo 11 Bootprint, Bigcommerce Blog Feature and another Chance to Win Two Free COSMIC MUGS

46 years ago today, the first humans set foot on the moon. As a potter, I’m obsessed with making marks. This photo shows Buzz Aldrin making footprints on the lunar surface:


Bootprint, Mark Making, Brushing Glaze

Aldrin’s mark on the moon will impact society forever. Earlier this year, my friends at StarTalk Radio helped get a cosmic mug into Buzz Aldrin’s hands (also- StarTalk just put out this awesome podcast episode with Bill Nye talking about his change of heart towards GMO foods). As more and more celebrities like Buzz Aldrin own cosmic mugs, my hope is that my art will help people think about important marks we all make on society.

To help celebrate this important day, the Bigcommerce Blog generously agreed to host a giveaway of my newest cosmic mugs! You can enter the giveaway here:

Bigcommerce Cosmic Mug Giveaway, Cherrico Pottery Blog Post, compressed

Bigcommerce has helped me sell pottery online for the past four years. Their online store hosting is a key reason that I have been able to make a living as a full-time potter. They generously let me write this guest blog post on their website:

Products That Matter: Blending Art, Science and Pricing for a Winning Ecommerce Strategy

Cosmic Mug on the Deck

Photography Copyright:

“Apollo 11 bootprint” by NASA / Buzz Aldrin – NASA (original upload; ALSJ (AS11-40-5877)). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

“Aldrin Apollo 11 original” by NASA – (TIFF image). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

Bashing Pottery with a Hockey Stick, Free Cosmic Mug Giveaway and a Double Feature on Men and Coffee

Two more days to win two free cosmic mugs! I added one more incentive, so you can earn two more entries by simply letting me know how you heard about the giveaway! Remember, you must enter through this giveaway to win:


Thanks to everyone who entered! We will announce the winner Monday 7/13. We also made a YouTube video this week about how we safely package each cosmic mug…and then we tested the packaging with a slap shot:

How to guarantee a mug will survive packing and shipping.

Cherrico Pottery, Bashing Pottery Cosmic Mug with a hockey stick.

Last but not least, a big thanks goes out to Men and Coffee for a few thousand photo likes! Check out their Instagram profile and you will spot a couple cosmic mugs:

Men and Coffee Double Photo, Cherrico Pottery, Cosmic Mugs

Cosmic Mugs in Ceramics TECHNICAL Magazine

Special thanks to Ceramics TECHNICAL magazine for publishing an awesome pottery article written by author Marissa Deml! Marissa and I worked together last year and came up with the idea to create “Cosmic Mugs.” As a Marketing Intern, her final project was to write and submit an article to a professional publication. Thanks to her skills as an author, our work got published! You can read her four page article below, and also purchase a hard copy of Ceramics TECHNICAL here.

Uniting Potters and the Public through the Cosmos, Cherrico Pottery, Marissa Deml, Cosmic Mugs, Page 1

Uniting Potters and the Public through the Cosmos, Cherrico Pottery, Marissa Deml, Cosmic Mugs, Page 2

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